Working Group leader: Jim Bull

Group members: Scott Nuismer, Chris Remein, Courtney Schreiner, Tanner Varrelman, Nathan Layman, Andrew Basinski, Anna Sjodin, Breanna Sipley, Beth Tuschhoff

Originated: Summer 2016


We develop theory for transmissible vaccines while generating papers and training students and postdocs.


Nuismer SL, Basinski A, Bull JJ. 2019. Evolution and containment of transmissible recombinant vector vaccines.  Evol Appl. 2019 Jun 12;12(8):1595-1609.

Bull JJ, Nuismer SL, Antia R. 2019. Recombinant vector vaccine evolution.  PLoS Comput Biol. 15(7):e1006857.

Varrelman TJ, Basinski AJ, Remien CH, Nuismer SL. 2019. Transmissible vaccines in heterogeneous populations: Implications for vaccine design. One Health. 7:100084.

Basinski AJ, Nuismer SL, Remien CH. 2019.  A little goes a long way: Weak vaccine transmission facilitates oral vaccination campaigns against zoonotic pathogens.  PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 13(3):e0007251.

Smithson MW, Basinki AJ, Nuismer SL, Bull JJ. 2019. Transmissible vaccines whose dissemination rates vary through time, with applications to wildlife. Vaccine 37(9):1153-1159.

Basinski AJ, Varrelman TJ, Smithson MW, May RH, Remien CH, Nuismer SL. 2018.  Evaluating the promise of recombinant transmissible vaccines. Vaccine 36(5):675-682.

Bull JJ, Smithson MW, Nuismer SL. 2018. Transmissible Viral Vaccines.  Trends Microbiol.  26(1):6-15.